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Organization & Accountability

With the exception of our founder and director, Rachel Waldstein, the entire Calcutta staff of Tabitha's Heart is Indian. We employ teachers, cooks, youth workers, drug rehabilitation staff, and a variety of support workers at our education centers, the boys' home, and the girls' home.

Tabitha's Heart is accountable to designated leaders in both India and the U.S. and to both governments. Within India, Tabitha's Heart is legally registered as an NGO (non-governmental organization) under a trust. As such, we are under the supervision of Indian officials. In the U.S., Tabitha's Heart is registered as a 501c3, and a board of directors oversees our vision, fund-raising, and finances. For a detailed account of our finances, please contact us. To view our most recent annual financial report from the MN Secretary of State, click here.

Our Director

Rachel Waldstein

Rachel WaldsteinRachel holds a BA in psychology and a Master of Divinity in intercultural studies from Columbia International University. A native of Minnesota, Rachel first traveled to India in 1994. She has studied Bengali and Hindi in Bangladesh and India. Before founding Tabitha's Heart, Rachel spent several years in villages outside of Calcutta doing non-profit work focused on education and medical care for the poor. Her passion: showing Calcutta's street children how precious they are to God and watching Him transform their lives and futures. For more on her journey and the birth of Tabitha's Heart, read Our Story.

Our Board

President Karin Brink

Karin BrinkA graduate of Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, Karin was a teacher in the Litchfield Public Schools for 34 years. Tabitha's Heart founder Rachel Waldstein was one of her high school students. Karin has a passion for serving people locally and internationally. In addition to her work with Tabitha's Heart, she has also served as Treasurer of the Augustana Homes Auxiliary Board and as a member on the Board for Lincoln Apartments, a Public Housing facility.

Treasurer Vince Groff

Vince GroffVince lives in Atlanta with his wife Kirsten and daughter Anicka. Vince and his family have been involved with Tabitha’s Heart since the beginning, and have sponsored multiple children. Vince is “semi-retired” from the telecommunications industry and loves being able to give back by helping needy children in India through Tabitha’s Heart.


Board Member Steve Peters

Steve PetersSteve is a lifelong farmer. For the last fifteen years, he has also worked in manufacturing. He has served as a member of the Litchfield Christian Church for thirty-six years as a teacher, board member, and elder. Steve has served on the board for the Litchfield chapter of Youth for Christ and on the Forest City town board. He counts it a real privilege to be able to serve the hurting children of Calcutta through his work with Tabitha's Heart.

Board Member Amy Beasley

Amy BeasleyAmy is originally from Ohio, but now calls Atlanta home. Her background is in education and she has taught every grade from kindergarten through 6th. She has always had a heart for India and it's people. In 2014, she was able to travel to see the life changing work of Tabitha's Heart firsthand and is committed to do whatever she can to support the organization.


Board Member Brett Pinion

Brett PinionBrett Pinion, a life long resident of Atlanta, is married to Anne and has a daughter named Ashley. Brett has worked for the State of Georgia for over 23 years as a Senior Assistant District Attorney, and spent the over 14 years prosecuting homicide, public corruption and police misconduct. Brett and Anne visited Kolkata in 2016 and are excited about the impact Tabitha’s Heart is having in the lives of the children of India.


As Tabitha's Heart's ministry grows, its board of directors will also grow to include members gifted in development, communications, strategic planning, and other areas. Please pray with us as we seek just the right people to join this work.

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